• Creative, cozy getaway
• Ice is nice
I had the opportunity to visit the Geneva Lake area of Wisconsin for the first time, in February, during Visit Lake Geneva’s very first FAM tour. I know, most of you might be wondering why on earth I would go to a lake in the winter. The answer is simple, I’m the ‘Advocate of Adventure’ and adventure comes in every season.
Like many towns across the Midwest, Lake Geneva, too, has a winter event. Winterfest draws thousands of people to the area to experience the U.S. Snow Sculpture Competition. Teams from across the US submit designs and work hard for almost three days to complete their snow sculpture. The sculptures are peer judged with first, second, and third place winners and those who come to enjoy the event can vote for the People’s Choice award.
As we have turned more and more toward technology, the almost lost art of a hand-written thank-you note has an even greater meaning.
It means that you took time away from your devices to create something original, and since your time is precious, the note has added special value…it wasn’t just a copy, paste, send performance set on repeat.
I write a lot of thank-you notes, and plan to keep track of just how many I write in 2017. I enjoy writing, but for those who may find it more difficult, here are a few personal tips to help you.
Charmaine Houck, Editor, Writer, and Online Content Curator